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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 767
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

If trying to reduce costs and you are close to a Cabelas, try Mustad or Eagle Claw hooks. With Mustad, you typically get 50 hooks for same prices as Tiemco sells 25 hooks. With Eagle Claw you get...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Looking for Fly Tying Vise

I have the Danvise and am very happy with it.

In case you haven't already seen the fly tying vise shootout by Fly Fish Ohio, check out the following.
Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,408
Views: 229,037
Posted By dakotakid
Re: What have you been tying today?

Question for tbblom:
Like the shrimp pattern. Please clarify what materials were used. I'm not clear on what you did for the body. Is there a clear coating on it or did you tie a film over it?
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 570
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Moving North

It's a big change, but sounds like fun. I retired early a couple years ago and have to admit that, at the time, I was a bit unsure of how easily I'd keep myself occupied. We sold our house and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel and Rod Combo Advice

Forgot to mention, if you go to Cabelas they might try to convince you to buy the Prestige Collection Fly outfit because it fits your budget and includes all kinds of accessories. Avoid this because...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel and Rod Combo Advice

Assuming you aren't already aware of it, the line and rod weight should match. Line weight determines how big a fly you can toss - higher weight facilitates larger flies. Faster rod action and...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-12-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By dakotakid
Re: My son's first fish(es) on a fly rod!

From the look on their face, I'd say they are hooked. I'll bet they'll remember that forever. Great job!
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,098
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Opinion on chinese or korean built rods?

I'm always amused when I hear or read that we should only buy American made products, but those same people expect other countries to buy our products. It's a global economy. Competition is good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,925
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

I'll be chuckling over your response for days.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-09-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 653
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Favorite YouTube Fly Tier

Davie McPhail is very good. My personal favorite is tightlinevideo.

Both provide very helpful tips.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-03-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,408
Views: 229,037
Posted By dakotakid
Re: What have you been tying today?


Nice looking flies. Got a couple of questions:
- Did you use craft fur or some other synthetic for the Murdich minnow tail?
- What are your Squidro components?

Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Quality Vise ~$100?

Check out the fly tying vises reviews by Fly Fish Ohio.

Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish Ohio! (

I found...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,274
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Quanity over Quality

Definitely two rods instead of one.
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 415
Posted By dakotakid
Re: beer love

For IPA lovers, "Wobble" from Two Brothers Brewing Company is hard to beat.

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Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By dakotakid
Re: 8wt set up or New tying vise???

Get a vise, but not if you think you will save money. You can buy flies cheaper than tying your own. However tying is enjoyable and almost therapeutic.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Waterproof camera SALE!

I see they also have the Canon Powershot D20 on sale for $169. Have this waterproof camera and am happy with it. So a couple of good options for those in need of a waterproof camera.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 12-10-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,617
Posted By dakotakid
Re: December Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Grandpa doing his best imitation of Santa Clause for a grandchild that's pretending to believe. End result, quality time that will be remembered forever.
Forum: News & articles for discussion 12-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 306
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Florida get together.

I'm interested after the New Year. Would be coming from Tarpon Springs.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-23-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By dakotakid
Re: water based head cement

If your cement is water based, you should be able to thin it with water. Which brand cement are you using? According to the following link, Wapsi water based cement can be thinned up to 10% with...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel for Redington CT

If you don't need a reel right away, Cabelas Prestige Premier fly reel goes on sale for $45 or $49 every other month or so. Well worth waiting for.

Cabela's Prestige® Premier Fly Reels :...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-02-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,050
Posted By dakotakid
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Do it Yourself (DIY) vest bodkin

Great idea. I also will have another use for it. I do a lot of volunteer work for the forest preserve removing invasive species, especially buckthorn. As the name implies, some species of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By dakotakid
Re: The luckiest man, a trip home.

Great photos!

Having just moved to Florida, I really miss the Northern cool Fall weather. That plus fishing with family would be ideal.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,408
Views: 229,037
Posted By dakotakid
Re: What have you been tying today?


Please list the components of your crayfish pattern. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Kayak Fishing

A kayak anchor trolly is very helpful for orienting and holding a desirable position. That's one of the things that attracts me to the Native kayak. There are also You-tube videos demonstrating how...
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